Hmm. I just went to check again, and the email didn't show under Inbox, or Trash or Spam, but did show up under All Mail. I got my code for GRID 2. Weeee. So it only took me 2 times, first time was 1:39, second time I believe was right at 2:46 or so.
Assassin's Creed II had emotional pull. It wasn't just a good game with an interesting plot with solid game play mechanics to back it up. It was genuinely fascinating time period/place to explore and the characters (even side characters) were well acted and interesting as well. But what still puts it even more head and shoulders above it's peers is the fleshed out world and emotional investment it manages to demand from the player. It's why I fell in love with RPG's. The only other medium that can create such a deep link like that is if you are reading a novel or series.
Relationships require time. Mostly because it is usually through strife and hardship the greatest bonds are made due to the time to work through them and time required for recovery from them (war buddy's for example, they went through Hell togehter, and only they truely know what each went through). In fact the strength of any relationship cannot be ascertained until it has been tested. The greater the obstacle to overcome and the more potential risk of what's at stake for failure shows the strength of that bond. Usually only RPG's have enough game time to create that, but ACII did so in a much shorter span of time (game time). I find the games that make the most impact of me are the ones that affect me on a personal level (Earthbound, Assassin's Creed II, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Final Fantasy X, etc.). One of the greatest games ever made IMHO.
Thanks Hal, I see you have a time of 1:56:65 in the Intel Grid 2 thing. The sweet spot for "fastest" times seem to be 2:46:00 to 2:47:00. Their sorting code is jacked up, and you have to make 5 mistakes to inflate your time on each picture finding setup (assuming 3 times) to force that time.Good Luck.
Look at you with your silver linings and almost perfect English...you feeling ok?
I don't truck with percent discounts. It's not like MSRPs never change. All hail the mighty price point.
75% off $40 is a hell of alot different than 75% off $20 a year later. $5 in fact, a full 50% less than paying 75% on the $40 retail MSRP, and from what you save from not paying 100% more than you have too, you can buy the DLC or "special edition" upgrade pack, which would normally cost more than the 75% you saved by not paying 75% off higher retail value, because they themselves are discounted 75% from a higher MSRP and by waiting for MSRP to drop you could also wait for all of the above to be bundled in a GOTY type situation, meaning that you can save even more by all of the above being doscounted more than 75% from the previous retial MSRP. Given a situation where a $40 game with 2 $5 DLC's gets bundled in with the main game a year later at a lower $20 MSRP with the DLC's 50% less than they were a year ago as well, that would mean you ended up paying less than the 75% off all of the above..my brain hurts. All I can say is God Bless You Backlog. You give me the ability to play a game well after its last needed patch, and as cheap as it can be. There are few games I have to absolutely play now, and my backlog has more than I could ask for when the feeling strikes me.
Tony, is there any reason why we can't put digital games on our wishlist?
Square Enix found the sales lacking on Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs, and Hitman: Absolution, despite good to great critical reception and millions of sales, because their expectations and sales goals were out of touch with reality. Really. In a relatively depressed market, who looks at sales of over a million in the first 48 hours and says, "That's a failure."?
No shopping cart function = no wishlist.
This and not being able to buy more than one at a time were brought up regularly last year at this time as well. I believe Tony said something along the lines of it taking 6 months or so for turn around time (don't quote me, but it wasn't a full year or more) for features to be implemented from the backend stage. I would hope that they are working on it, as they have made significant strides in being the go to place for digital video game purchases. This as Steam has faltered and regressed quite a bit over the past year (the current Autumn Sale being disappointing across the board for the vast majority of people, and the signs started showing during the last Summer Sale). It's a minor inconvenience still, but if Amazon/Tony keep doing this good it will become a major one as they sell more. It's mostly a major %$&!@ when DLC is on sale, and you have to buy 10 things separately. But it still would be nice if Amazon could get on par with 1995 internet technology. (again, I love what Tony is doing, and know these things art largely out of his control, but it has been a year people, and shopping carts have been around since the Prodigy/AOL days).
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